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City of Yorkton News
February 3 to February 9, 2005


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 1/2005

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983 hereby gives notice of its intention to consider Proposed Bylaw No. 1/2005 to amend Zoning Bylaw No.14/2003 on the following Section:

Section 5.6, subsections 5.6.1 and 5.6.2, shall be amended to include the Commercial Arterial District (C-2) in the Off-Street Parking Regulations - Alternative Options. The affected area is shaded-in on the map below.

The proposed zoning amendment will allow establishments in the Arterial Commercial District (C-2) that are deficient in the required number of on-site parking spaces, to exercise the option of setting up off-site parking or payment in lieu of parking.

The proposed zoning amendment may be inspected in the office of the Junior Planner, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday March 4th, 2005.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, March 7th, 2005 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Jillian Savage 
Junior Planner 
Phone: (306) 786-1724 




Public Notice
Recovery of Unused Prearranged Burial Lots

Leisure Services is in the process of recovering unused prearranged lots in the City of Yorkton Cemetery on King Street, which were purchased prior to 1950. If you are listed as the purchaser or next of kin, please contact our office prior to Friday, February 25, 2005 and advise us if you intend to keep this lot. If we do not hear from you or your representative by this date, we will proceed with an application to the provincial registrar for a declaration that interment rights have been abandoned.

Please visit Recovery of Unused Prearranged Burial Lots for additional information as well as a list of burial lots in question. 




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on February 7 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Scheduling coordinator

Department of Leisure Services Scheduling Coordinator

The City of Yorkton is offering an opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic Scheduling Coordinator. Reporting to the Program Supervisor this successful candidate must possess strong public relation skills and maintain positive working relationships with the general public, volunteers and community groups.

  • Responsible for the coordination of activities and programs for all Indoor and Outdoor facilities and Neighborhood Parks and Open Spaces operated by the Department of Leisure Services and the Gallagher Centre utilizing CLASS Software.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts including weekends. 
  • Responsible for daily scheduling, customer service functions, including administration and financial services. 
  • Develop and implement recording and tracking tools for all facility scheduling practices. 
  • Respond to requests from clients and the general public to ensure quality service and accountability through the preparation and administration of client agreements/contracts and group pre/post season meetings. 
  • Maintain accurate records including monthly invoicing. 
  • Track and record keys, alarm codes and other rental equipment. 
  • Assist the department with the implementation of various community events. 
  • Recruit, schedule and direct staff and equipment based on required tasks and events.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Diploma in Recreation, a related field or experience in municipal leisure facilities scheduling and programming. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid recognized First Aid/CPR certificate. Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Driver's License. Maintain RCMP Security Clearance.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by Friday, February 11, 2005.

For more information on this position please visit Employment.




Job Opportunity
GHCC Attendant

Yorkton Leisure Services 
is seeking applications for the following: 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Attendant

Reporting directly to the Facilities Supervisor, this position will perform various duties relating to the general operation, care and attention of Gloria Hayden Community Centre. This includes administration, customer service functions, equipment set up and take down, cash reporting, scheduling and general maintenance.

Hours of work: 
10 - 20 hours/week, casual shifts including evenings and weekends.

The Successful Applicant will:

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Take pride in their work. 
  • Be able to work with limited supervision. 
  • Be knowledgeable of community programs and related information of interest to the public. 
  • Possess the ability to understand and comply with safety policies & procedures. 
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 drivers license. 
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance. 
  • Possession of a valid recognized first aid/CPR certificate is an asset.

Please submit a covering letter, detailed resume, complete with three references no later than 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2005.

For more information on this position please visit Employment.




February Break Kids Convention

February 14 - 18, 2005 
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm 
(lunch hour will be supervised if required) 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Ages 6 - 12 
Fun, games, sports, arts & crafts 
Snacks will be provided

Cost is $50.00 / participant 
Pre-registration ONLY 
Maximum 25 children

For more information or to register call 786-1777.




City of Yorkton Archive

The City of Yorkton Archive is always looking for donations of original photos, documents, family histories, small artifacts, club records, etc. for the permanent collection.

We are also writing a history book for 2005, and could use the following items for possible insertion in the book and for the archival collection: photos of Ukrainian dancers of Yorkton past and present, Scottish dancers, German Club events, Barbershop/ Sweet Adeline groups, Radar Base and events there, etc.

Write to: Heritage Researcher, City of Yorkton, Box 400, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3. Phone and leave a message at 306-782-1792, or e-mail to:




Sno-Sho 2005


February 4th, 5th & 6th, 2005

Sno Sho is back!

The Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission is bringing back the popular 
winter festival of the 1960's & 70's for the Centennial Year!

Winter carnival games, skating parties, snow & ice sculptures 
and many more activities are planned for this fun-filled weekend.

We are also encouraging local residents to build a snowman 
in their front yards to be judged for prizes that weekend.

For more information call Darren Spelay at Leisure Services, 
786-1752 or e-mail




 Notice Regarding Snow Clearing

Notice Regarding Snow Clearing 
From City Streets, Lanes and Private Driveways

The City wishes to Advise Residents of the Following Operational Procedure:

  • While clearing snow from residential streets, equipment operators employ the use of the grader gate to prevent the snow leaving the plow from entering driveways.

  • At times some snow may overflow the grader gate, especially during heavy snowfall, therefore, a certain amount may remain in the driveway following street clearing. 

  • The City will not return to clear any overflow snow unless the driveway was completely missed. 

  • Also, the City employs the use of an angle plow to clear snow from the lanes. This plow is not equipped with a snow gate, therefore anyone abutting a City lane will receive the snow from that portion of the lane. The clearing of driveways off lanes shall be the resident's responsibility. 

  • During periods of heavy snowfall, the City would advise residents to utilize their driveways whenever possible to help eliminate the problem of clearing snow around vehicles parked on the street.

Thank you for your co-operation in this regard.

Public Works and Engineering Department




Aquatic Centre News

Note: All courses will be moving from the Travelodge 
to the Comfort Inn effective February 1, 2005.

The City of Yorkton would like to thank the Travelodge and its staff for their support of our swimming program by allowing the City to use its swimming pool. Our aquacizers and learn-to-swim children appreciate all that you have done.

Swim Lesson Registrations: 
are still being taken for Aquaquest levels 1-4 that start on February 21.
Standard First Aid/CPR-C Courses:
Now taking registrations for a course on February 26th and 27th and one on March 9th and 10th. Cost is $100.

Register for the above through the mail 
or by dropping in at the Aquatic Office on the second floor of City Hall. 
Phone 786-1744 for more information.




Public Skating 
Kinsmen Arena

Public Skating: 
Monday Nights 
7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors: 
Wednesday Afternoons 
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs FREE of CHARGE courtesy of the Painted Hand Community Development Corporation.




Second Annual Yorkton Open
Squash Championships Results

A Side Results:
  Women: 1st Nicole Sarahs, 2nd Raelynn Jaigobin 
   Open: 1st Darran Teneycke, 2nd Steve Variyan
B Side Results: 
  Women: 1st Yvonne Bueckert, 2nd Laurel Dobie 
   Open: 1st Shawn Redmond, 2nd Mike Haczkewicz

 Thanks and congratulations to all who participated! We look forward to next year.